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Security companies

An operator of a security company must obtain a category 6 (security guard) licence to be able to possess firearms.

When applying for a category 6 (security guard) licence you must complete a risk assessment to identify:

  • potential risks
  • options to minimise or eliminate risk.

The risk assessment determines if the use of a firearm is required.

An assessment must be undertaken for every job, not per client or type of activity.

Assessment resources

Risk assessment guide

The guide sets out what is required and what you need to consider when completing a risk assessment.

View the security companies risk assessment guide

Risk assessment framework

The framework provides detailed information about managing and accessing risk.

View the security companies risk assessment framework

Occupational, health and safety guidelines

The guidelines provide a standard for workplace health and safety for employers and employees involved in the security industry.

Download the Guidelines for the Security Industry in South Australia from SafeWork SA.